Skip to content

Fentanyl Smuggling in CA Punished With Slap on The Wrist

Over $750,000 worth of Fentanyl was seized by two drug traffickers in Tulare County, California. The pills were destined to be used and abused on America’s streets, and it’s more than likely that American lives would be lost to these dangerous drugs. Instead of punishing drug trafficking, the two traffickers were released, because the liberal California Courts decided that they passed their risk-assessment qualifications. Despite the advice of the county sheriffs, law enforcement’s hands were tied and these dangerous criminals were released after a few days and sent back into our streets.

FOX NEWS: Drug traffickers arrested in California with 150,000 fentanyl pills released after just days in jail

Lawrence Richard; June 28, 2022

Two drug traffickers in California who were arrested last week for being in possession of 150,000 fentanyl pills — enough to kill millions of people — were released back onto the streets, officials said.

Jose Zendejas, 25, and Benito Madrigal, 19, both from Washington, were arrested during a traffic stop-turned-drug bust in Tulare on Friday. They were booked into the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility on charges of possession, transportation and selling of illegal drugs, officials said.

In a surprising twist of events, the two inmates were released just days later.

“The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office received a court order to release both suspects from custody on their own recognizance,” officials said.  

“All inmates booked into Tulare County jails are sent through what is known as the Risk Assessment Process through the Tulare County Probation Department. That ‘Risk Assessment’ is then sent to a judge with the court, who, then, determines whether or not the individual arrested is held on bail or if they are to be released,” The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office added.

Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said he strongly disagrees with the decision to release the traffickers, citing public safety concerns, but said his office was forced to comply with the court order.

Investigators seized 150 packages with 1,000 fentanyl pills in each – enough to potentially kill several million people. Officials aid each pill sells for about $5 – meaning the bust netted about $750,000 worth of deadly drugs.

Photo: Tulare County Sheriff’s Office

Today's News.
For Conservatives.
Every Single Day.

News Opt-in
(Optional) By checking this box you are opting in to receive news notifications from News Rollup. Text HELP for help, STOP to end. Message & data rates may apply. Message frequency varies. Privacy Policy & Terms:
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.